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Farmington and Rosemount residents have a long history of serving their country, and both cities have developed strong traditions of paying tribute to those who lost their lives in service. Those traditions will continue Sunday and Monday with a series of ceremonies. Activity starts Sunday in Farmington and continues to Memorial Day itself Monday. Rosemount will hold its traditional Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning. The Monday morning events have become popular in both cities.
"Some of my first memories were mass at St. Joe's," Dianne Rolfing, a longtime Rosemount resident and employee of St. Joseph's community, wrote in a letter to her husband before she passed. The letter, entitled "My Love for St. Joe's," describes Rolfing's never-ending love for the church and school. Last week, staff and students returned some of that love with a lunch event held in her name. Rolfing, who worked as a cook at St. Joseph's starting in 1970, passed away March 27. She was not only a beloved employee, but also member of the community.
May 13 Theft, from vehicle, less than $500, 100 block of Blarney Ct. Property damage, accident 3000 block of 142 St. W. Criminal property damage, fourth degree, $1-$500, 100 block of Robert Trail S. Intentionally point firearm towards another, 100 block of Ehlers Path Criminal property damage, 4th degree, $1-$500, 100 block of Damask Av W. May 14 Theft, from vehicle, less than $500, 40 block of 157 Ct. W. Theft, from vehicle, less than $500, 40 block Dakota Dr. Suspicious person, Dodd Blvd. and Shannon Pkwy Theft, other property, over $1000, 20 block of 160 St. W.
Two accidents occurred along County Road 42 this morning closing both lanes near Highway 52. The first accident happened at approximately 9:22 a.m. and involved a roll over. Dylan Skov, 21, was driving a Jeep Cherokee westbound when he left the roadway and rolled. The Inver Grove Heights resident was wearing his seat belt and sustained only minor injuries, according to a press release from the Rosemount Police Department. About 10 minutes later, an ambulance responding to the first accident was struck by a Ford Explorer. The vehicle then rolled.
50 years ago From the May 16, 1963 edition of the Dakota County Tribune Local girl is dairy princess Dakota County's new Dairy Princess is MaryAnne Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith of Farmington. She was one of the 11 lovely contestants in the Dairy Princess contest held at the Kon Tiki Island Club on Friday, May 10. Her two attendants are Diane Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hall of Lakeville and Patricia Graff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graff of Northfield.
I did not used to have an issue with waking up for school. However, as the school year has progressed, my inability to be up in time for school is dwindling rapidly. I think a lot of people share this experience. Instead of going to bed earlier, which seems to be a logical an-swer to this problem, I end up staying up later be-cause I am too ex-hausted to focus on homework. I actually just described the cycle 99 percent of students go through on a daily basis.
Sara Kelzer of Waconia and Allen Mestad of Rosemount have announced their engagement. Sara is the daughter of Mark and Sue Kelzer of Waconia. She is a 2004 graduate of Waconia High School, and a 2008 graduate of Clarke College, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. In 2012, she also earned a master of science degree in nursing as a women's health nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. Sara is employed by Southern Minnesota Surgical in Mankato. Allen is the son of Kris and Sue Mestad of Rosemount. He is a 2003 graduate of Rosemount High School.
When my husband and I moved to our little community 11 years ago, we weren't sure if we should pack our bird feeders. We had so many varieties of birds at the old place but worried that wouldn't be the case with all the multi-family housing in our new neighborhood. Because of that, we didn't put up the containers right away. Gradually, we did, though, and then began the wait to see if new feathered friends would find their way to the tasty meals awaiting them on our deck. The doves came first.
Minneapolis, it seems, is a popular place for people who want to mix money up in their dating lives. A few weeks ago in this space I wrote about a survey that found Minnesota was one of the country's hot spots for finding a sugar daddy.
Rosemount High School is one of two Gold Star Winners of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals 2012-13 Star of Innovation Award sponsored by Horace Mann which provides insurance and annuities for Minnesota educators.